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Mary Evelynn S.

Houston, TX

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Retired Exec. Director of Art Museums and Galleries Teaches Again!

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Background check passed as of 10/19/12

Retired Exec. Director of Art Museums and Galleries Teaches Again!

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After receiving my BFA in Art with focus in photography, I moved to France. While there, I taught ESL to professionals and eventually taught darkroom photography IN FRENCH! Quite a challenge. Back in the states, I worked at the MFA in Houston, became Director of Lawndale Art & Performance Center, moved to El Paso to become Executive Director of the Bridge Center for Contemporary Art. I planned & presented art exhibits and many performances and literary events.

After 6 years at the Bridge Center, I moved to LA to get a Master's degree in Professional Writing. That means I write nonfiction, including grant applications, articles for magazines, white papers, essays, PR materials, etc. In LA, I became certified (CBEST certification) to teach ESL in the Los Angeles Ind. School System in the adult education division. I loved teaching adults in France and in the U.S. I have helped some students to reduce their accent so they can be better understood. While living in France, I learned how important it was for me to get rid of my Texas accent, so the French could understand me!

In 2000, I received my Master's degree and became the curator of the art gallery at Long Beach City College. I also taught photography, art history, and art appreciation.

During most of my career as the Executive Director of nonprofit arts galleries and museums, I have written grants, articles, press releases, written and given speeches, made PowerPoint presentations, created budgets, and multi-tasked my way through 25 happy years getting to travel to France, Spain, Italy, and Germany--also to many fabulous remote culturally important villages & archeologically significant places in Mexico (although I don't speak Spanish). I've lived and worked in California, Wisconsin, Montana, and New York. Now I am back in Texas--my home state. I hope that I can help you find academic success. Then we will both be happy.

Science:
Botany, Ecology, Nutrition, Psychology,
Zoology
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

English

I have a Master's degree in Professional Writing. To succeed in this world of computerization it is essential to know English, and to write it correctly, concisely and understandably. The need to make oneself completely understood, to convince the reader that you know your topic & convince that person to believe what you believe is always very important. This is true in business and true if you want to write a book. I can help you to write strong AND concise sentences using correct grammar and the correct vocabulary.

ESL/ESOL

I am currently teaching English as a Second Language at the Bilingual Education Institute in Houston. I have experience teaching Pre-Beginners, low and high-Intermediate, stimulating and guided Conversation, as well as accent reduction. I enjoy these classes and private students and would like to have more private students.

I also taught ESL in the Adult Education program of the Los Angeles School System. I received a CBEST certification there.

When I lived in France I taught ESL to adult & high school students as private lessons. I love teaching ESL.

I also can teach accent reduction, which I find is needed by many intelligent non-native speakers, whose accent makes it difficult to be understood. Sometimes, the knowledge of the language is not enough to be understandable. You also have to speak the words in the way that Americans will understand.

GED

I have particular strengths in understanding the use of English. That is also true with spelling, grammar, writing composition, and other areas related to the use of language. I am sure that I can help with someone needing to learn history, political science, and several science subjects. I cannot be very helpful with math.

Grammar

Learning correct English grammar can be very hard. English is full of 'exceptions to the rule' and odd constructions that go back centuries. But there is a structure. It can be learned, and I can help you to understand how English grammar works so that your writing and speaking will show how intelligent you are.

Literature

If you are a mathematician, engineer, physicist, or have difficulties understanding English language, appreciating literature can be difficult. You can even think it is a big waste of time. However, if I can help you to find the right books to start reading, you can find yourself transported to another world or to understanding how another person feels and thinks. How important is that? Even if you work on a computer all day every day, surely your interact with human beings from time to time. Literature helps you to understand them--and yourself! Let's find the key that will open you up to reading and enjoying writing of great books.

Phonics

I attended school in the era when learning to spell was taught phonetically. It has been invaluable in my life. I also learned to "guess" at the meaning of words based on its Latin root, or what its meaning seemed like. That has assisted me greatly with comprehension and also with learning foreign languages. The root words are often so similar to English, my first language. I am certified (CBEST certification) to teach ESL in the Los Angeles Ind. School System in the adult education division.

Proofreading

I have a Master's degree in Professional Writing. To receive this degree, I took a semester's course in Editing. Editing is a broad term that includes proof-reading. It is difficult, but usually essential, to be able to proof-read and edit your own work. I can give you some skills that will help you read your own work as if it was someone else's writing.

Psychology

Do you want to understand your parents? Can you figure out why your best friend is so alike and yet so different from yourself? Studying psychology will help you figure out everyone around you AND yourself. It's worth spending the time to learn this subject because you will use it every day the rest of your life. I'll be glad to turn you on to the study of psychology because I find it fascinating and I know that it will be important to you, as it has been important for me.

Public Speaking

I took Speech and Drama in high school, and was an active participant in the National Forensics League (Debating teams) and the Thespians Society (drama). I went to many speech tournaments and frequently won a ribbon in Solo and Duet Acting, plus won roles in plays in high school and college. As the Executive Director of museums and art galleries, I gave speeches frequently. I learned how to be comfortable on a stage and in front of an audience by controlling my stage fright. I would be glad to teach others what I learned.

Reading

I love to read and my day is full of reading, emails, newspapers, labels, directions, recipes, instructions. Most of us HAVE to learn to read and understand what we have read. But I have a grandson who is dyslexic. I have another grandson who loves to play sports. I know that reading and understanding what you have read is not easy for some and boring for others. I can work with you to improve your retention of what you have read. And I hope I can help you to learn to love to read as I do!

Vocabulary

I have a Master's degree in Professional Writing. To receive this degree, I took a semester's course in Editing. Editing is a broad term that includes proof-reading. It is difficult, but usually essential, to be able to proof-read and edit your own work. I can give you some skills that will help you read your own work as if it was someone else's writing.

Writing

I have a Master's degree if Professional Writing from University of Southern California. Professional Writing covers writing fiction, as in novels, screen plays, and short stories, and nonfiction. Nonfiction covers biographies, memoirs, grant-writing, technical writing, and even poetry. We usually use nonfiction writing everyday, whether we text or tweet someone or work on a thesis. I can help you learn to write strong and understandable sentences that turn into strong and understandable paragraphs that become a strong and understandable body of work.

University of Houston
Bachelor of Fine Art
University of Southern California
Master's

Education

University of Houston (Bachelor of Fine Art)

University of Southern California (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Cancellation: 20 hours notice required

Two or more 1 1/2 hour lessons per week will be $25/hour. Multiple students in same neighborhood can negotiate a lower rate. 1 1/2 hours - Minimum time per class

Travel policy

Mary Evelynn will travel within 0 miles of Houston, TX 77057.


About Mary Evelynn

After receiving my BFA in Art with focus in photography, I moved to France. While there, I taught ESL to professionals and eventually taught darkroom photography IN FRENCH! Quite a challenge. Back in the states, I worked at the MFA in Houston, became Director of Lawndale Art & Performance Center, moved to El Paso to become Executive Director of the Bridge Center for Contemporary Art. I planned & presented art exhibits and many performances and literary events.

After 6 years at the Bridge Center, I moved to LA to get a Master's degree in Professional Writing. That means I write nonfiction, including grant applications, articles for magazines, white papers, essays, PR materials, etc. In LA, I became certified (CBEST certification) to teach ESL in the Los Angeles Ind. School System in the adult education division. I loved teaching adults in France and in the U.S. I have helped some students to reduce their accent so they can be better understood. While living in France, I learned how important it was for me to get rid of my Texas accent, so the French could understand me!

In 2000, I received my Master's degree and became the curator of the art gallery at Long Beach City College. I also taught photography, art history, and art appreciation.

During most of my career as the Executive Director of nonprofit arts galleries and museums, I have written grants, articles, press releases, written and given speeches, made PowerPoint presentations, created budgets, and multi-tasked my way through 25 happy years getting to travel to France, Spain, Italy, and Germany--also to many fabulous remote culturally important villages & archeologically significant places in Mexico (although I don't speak Spanish). I've lived and worked in California, Wisconsin, Montana, and New York. Now I am back in Texas--my home state. I hope that I can help you find academic success. Then we will both be happy.

Education

University of Houston
Bachelor of Fine Art
University of Southern California
Master's

Education

University of Houston (Bachelor of Fine Art)

University of Southern California (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
20 hours notice required

Two or more 1 1/2 hour lessons per week will be $25/hour. Multiple students in same neighborhood can negotiate a lower rate. 1 1/2 hours - Minimum time per class

Travel Radius
Travels within 0 miles of Houston, TX 77057

Mary Evelynn’s Subjects

Science:
Botany, Ecology, Nutrition, Psychology,
Zoology
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Phonics,
Reading,
Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Business:
Public Speaking
Homeschool:
English,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GED,
SAT Writing
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Proofreading,
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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